24 Apr 2017 07:09 PM EST
The first woman to command the International Space Station has set a NASA record.
Peggy Whitson has now spent the most cumulative days in space for an American astronaut.
The previous record was held by Jeff Williams, who returned to Earth late last year after his fourth mission in space.
Whitson has spent 535 days in space, however, she will continue to set daily records until September, when she is scheduled to return home.
The 57-year-old is also the eldest female to reach space.
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